Hamas agreed to this deal at this point in time for their own internal reasons; they wanted to try and get some positive attention back after some of the negative hits they have taken lately (Abbas's move a the UN; their patron Assad exposed as a murderer of his people; rising dissatisfaction with life in Gaza). That does not change the fact that they continue to be a violent and implacable enemy of Israel and Jews. The Israeli public realizes this, even if Levy does not.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: Shalit is returning to a state in psychosis